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Numerous First Nations elders, leaders and community members along with key allies in the non-profit, conservation and environment movements gathered this past weekend at Tribal Parks Gathering in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory. It was with great privilege that I was invited to attend as a supporter to help the organizers, elders, to witness and photograph the event, and to share the stories of the work these nations are doing to protect their lands and waters. There is powerful work being done in many First Nations communities who are working to revitalize language, culture and relationship with the natural world through the protection of traditional lands for the benefit of all people. The gathering was attended by First Nations elders and community members from Tla-o-qui-aht, Halalt, Doig River, Heiltsuk, Xeni Gwet’in, Sliamon, Chumash, Amah Mutsun, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw and Yunesit’in. The gathering was hosted by Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks at the Tofino Botanical Gardens and Tinwis Conference Centre and co-delivered by Plenty Canada and the Halalt Coast Salish Nation with support from The David Suzuki Foundation, The Christensen Fund, Tamalpais Trust and Tides Canada. Kleco-kleco to our Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations hosts and in particular the Martin family for their leadership, stories, food and welcoming to their territory. In honour of the gifts I received, the stories I heard, I commit to remembering and making good on supporting this work for all peoples, animals, plants, lands, waters, our ancestors and all those whom will come after us.